Afghanistan Is The Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan Essay

1033 Words Oct 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Afghanistan is located in south-central Asia. It is neighbored by China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It is a land locked country with some lakes and rivers. Its Official name is Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. It had roughly 31,822,848 people in the country in 2014. It is roughly the size of Texas, and the longest part of Afghanistan is 770 miles or 1,240 kilometer long. Most of Afghanistan is mountain. The Hindu Kush Mountains run northeast to southwest and divide the country into three major regions. The central highlands, the southwestern plateau, and the smaller norther plains are the main regions in this country. The central highlands make up about two thirds of the area or about 160,000 square miles it also makes up a part of the Himalaya Mountains. The southeastern plateau make up only one-fourth of the area. The northern plains has the country most fertile soil in it. Afghanistan became an independent nation in 1921 when the Afghans defeated the British in the Third British-Afghan war. The first time the United States formally recognized that Afghanistan was a country was in 1934. In the 1900’s Afghanistan went through a series of connections including Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev who agrees to help them. After that they became close allies. In 1965 the Afghan Communist Party forms in secret with Babrak Karmal and Nur Mohammad Taraki as the leaders. Kabul, the capital, was the center of most military during the Afghan War in 1978.…

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